NEW YORK (AP) – The U.S. government’s latest report card on food poisoning suggests that a germ commonly linked to raw milk and poultry is surpassing salmonella at the top of the culprit list. The report counts cases in only 10 states for nine of the most common causes of foodborne illness, but is believed … Continue reading Amarillo Product Liability Attorney Offers Free Consultations: Germ in raw milk, poultry now tops food poisoning list
Amarillo, TX: The Food Safety News (5/12) reports that Jim Bair, president of the US Apple Association, says the listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples has been “a wake-up call” for the apple industry. Bair says that food safety is now the apple industry’s “top issue.” If you have any questions or need legal advice, … Continue reading Product Liability: Listeria outbreak a “wake-up call,” says apple industry president.
Amarillo, TX: The AP (5/9, Jalonick) reported that FDA officials said Friday that it “was not aware” of 17 positive tests for listeria at a Blue Bell Creameries facility since 2013. According to the FDA, it is common for companies to choose not to report positive findings to the FDA, since companies are only require … Continue reading Product Liability: Blue Bell had not reported positive tests for listeria to FDA.
Amarillo, TX: The Washington Post (5/8, Izadi, Dennis) “To Your Health” blog reports that observation reports released on Thursday by the Food and Drug Administration show that Blue Bell Creameries knew it had listeria in one of its plants as far back as 2013. Listeria tests at the Broken Arrow, OK plant on non-food contact … Continue reading Product Liability: FDA reports show Blue Bell knew of listeria contamination since 2013.
Amarillo, TX: The AP (4/30) reports that West Des Moines-based grocer Hy-Vee Inc. “says it is recalling Hy-Vee Summer Fresh Pasta because of a potential listeria contamination” in the frozen vegetables contained in the salad. At this time “there are no known listeria infections linked to the recall.” Food Safety News (4/30) and the Food … Continue reading Product Liability: Hy-Vee recalling pasta salad amid listeria concern.
The AP (4/23, Jalonick) reports that the CDC has recently been using “whole genome sequencing,” a technology “that maps all an organism’s DNA,” in an effort to track listeria outbreaks. Use of this technology helped “federal and state officials” learn that recent a bacterial outbreak linked to products from Blue Bell Creameries “was not just … Continue reading Product Liability: CDC Using Genome Sequencing Technology to Track Listeria Outbreaks.
All three major broadcast networks covered Blue Bell’s total recall following a listeria outbreak linked to its products. The story also received coverage from national papers as well as local outlets. ABC World News (4/21, story 12, 0:15, Muir) reported that Blue Bell, “known for its ice cream,” is “yanking all of its products from … Continue reading PRODUCT LIABILITY: Blue Bell Expands Recall Over Listeria to Include all Products Nationwide